Women peace and security: The role of an ATT (2009)

30 October 2009
This briefing paper argues that global standards for the international import, export and transfer of conventional arms and ammunition should prohibit transfers where there is a significant risk that the transfer will be in used to violate women’s human rights or perpetuate a pattern of gender-based violence. It argues that international law demands linking the norms of an ATT with UN Security Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889, and obligations under international human rights and international humanitarian law.
Author:
Dr Mirjana Dokmanovic
Publisher:
IANSA
Original document:
http://www.iansa-women.org/sites/default/files/en_iansa_wn_att_wps_2009_web.pdf